Running: Windows Vista Ultimate x64
I'm a web developer, using mainly PHP and MySQL, and I've decided that using XAMPP doesn't cut it any more (I want to play with the Oracle database system, and other stuff).
Yesterday I installed 2GB of RAM into my machine, for a total of 4GB. So I thought about setting up a Virtual machine that will act as a server for processing the PHP code.
I have absolutely no experience in managing a server, but I've tried many tutorials to set up one in CentOS and Ubuntu with no luck.
Here I am, asking you guys:
Can anybody help me or point me to a tested guide to set up a webserver, step by step?
I know my way around Linux so I'm not a total newbie.
Thank you in advance :)